Q&A: It’s Never Too Late To Fix Your Smile

When it comes to your concept of time and associated side effects as they relate to your smile, you might feel like you’re not sure about much. Is it too late for dental implants and other dental care, you may think to yourself? Is it too late to fix your smile, you may wonder? Fortunately, there is always a way to help make your smile better, more beautiful, and more functional. As for the details regarding that “is it too late?” feeling, we can help address your concerns with some questions and answers.

Questions and Answers

Question: I’ve had a missing tooth for a long time. I’ve always wanted to find out about dental implants and other options but I’m worried it’s too late. What should I do?

Answer: You should schedule a consultation to come in, meet with us, talk with us about your smile, and receive an examination. In many instances, issues you assume are obstacles are simply challenges we can find a way to overcome.

Question: I was told in the past that my jawbone health isn’t very good. As a result, I gave up on my plans for dental implants. Is it true that this always disqualifies me from implants? Is it too late?

Answer: Not necessarily. In some cases, improvements like sinus lifts or bone grafting can revive the health and structure of your smile. As a result, one who was initially a poor candidate for implants can become a good one.

Question: I was told in the past that I should have my wisdom teeth removed but I never did anything to address the problem. I’m not sure what the issue is but I’m embarrassed to find out. Should I schedule an appointment or is it too late?

Answer: Do not be embarrassed! Please, come in. We will be happy to take a look, let you know whether removal is essential, and then create a plan for oral surgery if it is required.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).